Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels vies for possession with Real Madrid’s Marcelo during the Champions League semi-final first-leg match at the Allianz Arena. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

It’s not often that you’d worry that a meeting of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid might have a post-Lord-Mayor’s-show feel about it, them being football(...)

 Marco Asensio  celebrates with Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez after scoring Real Madrid’s second goal during the  Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich  at the Allianz Arena. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich 1 Real Madrid 2 “The Champions League releases special powers in Real Madrid,” Toni Kroos had warned and there may be no power greater (...)

Bayern Munich’s head coach Jupp Heynckes:  “I came back at a very old age and now I have the privilege of being successful again, reaching a semi-final and possibly going through to the final.” Photograph: Lukas Barth/EPA

“Nobody had any intention of me being here,” Jupp Heynckes said, sitting at a desk at the Allianz Arena, a microphone tilted towards him, the board be(...)

Sevilla’s David Soria saves a shot during the Champions League quarter-final clash with Bayern Munich. Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Bayern Munich 0 Sevilla 0 (aggregate: 2-1, Bayern Munich go through) A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday was enough to send Bayern Munich in(...)

Thiago Alcantara celebrates Bayern Munich’s winner against Sevilla. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

Sevilla 1 FC Bayern Munich 2 Bayern Munich made the most of several slices of good fortune to beat Sevilla and put themselves on course for the Champ(...)

 Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski  celebrates scoring his second and his side’s fourth goal  with team-mate Franck Ribery. Photograph: Lukas Barth/EPA

Bayern Munich 6 Borussia Dortmund 0 Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich demolished the Polish striker’s old clu(...)

Thomas Müller opens the scoring for Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Besiktas at the Allianz Arena. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Bayern Munich 5 Besiktas 0 Bayern Munich, helped by two typical Thomas Müller goals and two from Robert Lewandowski, romped to a 5-0 win over Besikta(...)

 Manchester United manager José Mourinho and Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Despite scoring United’s last goal of the 2017 season as they won the Europa League against Ajax in Stockholm, Mkhitaryan never really seemed to win Mourinho’s trust. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

You could tell from quite early on that José Mourinho was struggling to see the point of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian had arrived as one of a set (...)

 Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang:   it appears he has burned his bridges in Dortmund. Photograph: AFP Photo/Christof Stache

Arsenal are increasingly confident of securing Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after holding productive talks with the Bundesliga (...)

 FC Barcelona’s new signing Philippe Coutinho is photographed as he waves on the Camp Nou pitch in Catalonia. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

No sooner had Philippe Coutinho’s frenetic scribble sealed a £142m transfer to Barcelona, than he was forced to swiftly hurdle the first attempted tac(...)

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